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#1 BitterEpiphany

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Posted 13 November 2006 - 11:24 PM

If you are requesting a set for your HPFF forums account, or any other account that cannot be viewed by guests, please post a screenshot of your member profile. That information can be found [here].

Within the bounds of the forum graphics request section, you can request signatures, avatars, and blinkies. As always, before posting a request, please make sure to review the requesting rules and check this section for any other pinned topics.

DO NOT CHANGE THIS CODE! That includes changing colours, fonts, or sizes. Keep this as simple as possible for everyone! :)

Standard Avatar Request Form


 

Size:
Images:
Text:
Color Preferences:
Preferred Mood:
Link to Place to be Used: my profile
When was the last time you requested this graphic? (on any site):
Additional Information:

 
Guided Request Form:
please do not use this form. it is provided only as a reference for what information goes where

Size: Sizing Guide
Images: Here, you should provide any images that you would like used on your graphic. If you would like the artist to choose their own photos of a celebrity, you can simply provide the celebrity name but, beware, you may not like the photos they choose. Either way, it's a good idea to visit the choosing images guidelines before picking out your images. Having high quality images that are composed in such a way that will make them easy for the artist to work with is key to having your request filled in a timely manner.
Text: If you would like any text on your avatar, you should provide it here. Beware, however, avatars are a very small thing and fitting more than a few words on them, in addition to a picture, can be difficult. Either way, be sure to double check your spelling and word choice.
Color Preferences: If you have any specific color preferences, this is the place to state them. They might not always be adhered to exactly, but it never hurts to try :)
Preferred Mood: Are you looking for an icon for your death eater RPG? If so, you might be looking for something angsty. Maybe you're after an avatar to celebrate the upcoming holiday season? In that case, you might want something cheerful. This is the place to let us know. Remember, though, we can't always make a happy image look sad or vice versa.
Link to Place to be Used: We ask that requestors provide a link on almost all requests to prevent our artists from wasting time filling phony requests. Just pop a link to your profile where possible and you're good to go. If you plan to use this on your AIM or MSN account, obviously, you can't give us a link and we understand :)
When was the last time you requested this graphic? (on any site): Icons should only be re-requested after 3-4 weeks to avoid wasting our artists time. Just tell us when you last requested the graphic you will be replacing, and if you can, a link to the last request.
Additional Information: If there is any other information you think we should have to help us fill your request, let us know!

Sample Request Form:
this form has been filled out for a sample avatar. this form is only intended as a reference

Size: 100x100
Images: any images of Matt Czuchry
Text: None
Color Preferences: I think he looks best in grey blues but use your judgement
Preferred Mood: N/A
Link to Place to be Used: my profile
When was the last time you requested this graphic? (on any site): 2 months ago on TDA - link to request
Additional Information: I would like, if possible, a very basic border and a small heart somewhere on the icon.

Standard Signature Request Form

Size:
Images:
Text:
Color Preferences:
Preferred Mood:
Link to Place to be Used: my profile
When was the last time you requested this graphic? (on any site):
Additional Information:

Guided Signature Request Form:
please do not use this form. it is provided only as a reference for what information goes where

Size: [see bottom of this topic for sizing guide]
Images: Here, you should provide any images that you would like used on your graphic. If you would like the artist to choose their own photos of a celebrity, you can simply provide the celebrity name but, beware, you may not like the photos they choose. Either way, it's a good idea to visit the choosing images guidelines before picking out your images. Having high quality images that are composed in such a way that will make them easy for the artist to work with is key to having your request filled in a timely manner. Also note that most artists don't like to try to fit more than two to three different bodies on a signature.
Text:
Color Preferences: If you have any specific color preferences, this is the place to state them. They might not always be adhered to exactly, but it never hurts to try :)
Preferred Mood: Are you looking for a signature for your death eater RPG? If so, you might be looking for something angsty. Maybe you're after a signature to celebrate the upcoming holiday season? In that case, you might want something cheerful. This is the place to let us know. Remember, though, we can't always make a happy image look sad or vice versa.
Link to Place to be Used: We ask that requestors provide a link on almost all requests to prevent our artists from wasting time filling phony requests. Just pop a link to your profile and you're good to go.
When was the last time you requested this graphic? (on any site): signatures and forum sets should only be re-requested after 3-4 weeks to avoid wasting our artists time. Just tell us when you last requested the graphic you will be replacing, and if you can, a link to the last request.
Additional Information: If there is any other information you think we should have to help us fill your request, let us know!

Sample Request Form:
this form has been filled out for a sample signature. this form is only intended as a reference

Size: 485x150
Images: any images of Matt Czuchry
Text: Logan Huntzberger [[additional text - Master and Commander]]
Color Preferences: I think he looks best in grey blues but use your judgement
Preferred Mood: N/A
Link to Place to be Used: my profile
When was the last time you requested this graphic? (on any site): 2 months ago on TDA - link to request
Additional Information: I'm looking for something simple - there's no need for lots of kitsch

Edited by avalanche, 09 March 2013 - 09:26 PM.






#2 Violet

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 06:03 PM

How to Request a Forum Graphic (ie: a set, signature, icon, blinkie - not headers, sidebar images, etc)

1. After reading the rules, copy and paste The Request Form into a new topic, then fill it out, making sure to be somewhat specific as to characters, colour scheme/mood, etc. Note that Pottersworld requests have their own Request Form

You must already be registered as a member of the site in order for you to receive a graphic for use on that site.
this rule is actually not to be mean - it's to ensure that the time our artists spend making graphics isn't wasted. often, people will request graphics before registering on the desired forum, but, more often than not, the registration never happens or is rejected.

2. You must include images in your request. If you cannot find pictures, the name of a celebrity/model will also be accepted. The Where to Find Pictures Thread can be very helpful. Never use personal images of yourself or your friends/family on graphics

 

- that is forbidden at HPFF. and many other sites.

3. If you already have a graphic for your profile that is not made by you, please ask the previous artist for permission by informing them that you are interested in requesting a new graphic. This means that you have received a positive reply from the artist. You must also wait 3-4 weeks before re-requesting a forum graphic, in order for the artists time not to have been wasted.
artists almost never say "no, you have to keep using the banner i made for you!" but it is considered polite to both let them know that the graphic is no longer in use (so that they may give it to someone else if they choose) and to ask them if it's OK.

4. Once you have posted your request please note the following rules:

  • you may only make one forum graphic request at a time*
  • you may not request a graphic via the PM system or receive one via the PM system.
  • if your request is not taken by an artist within three days, you may post to "bump" the topic to the top of the list (three days = 72 hours - take note of differing time zones when you bump)
  • if your request is not taken after three days have passed, you may also ask to have it moved to the Member Requests area
  • please do not PM artists to fill your request. You can, however, have your request moved to the Specific Artists area for that artist.
  • Member Artists cannot fill requests in the regular requesting area.

5. Once your request has been taken up by an artist, please note the following rules:

  • the artist has three days in which to complete your banner
  • if the artist does not post a banner by the end of three days, you may PM them to check on their status.
  • you can also PM the artist if you have changed your mind about images, the title, etc.

6. Once the artist has posted the banner, please note the following rules:

  • if you like the banner, please post to thank the artist or to say that you are taking it.
  • always credit the artist in your summary (ex: "banner by fred").
  • always rehost your graphic(s).
  • if you do not like the banner, you may ask the artist for changes, or ask to reopen your request.
    When asking for changes, you MUST be specific. If you don't like a picture, provide another one. If you don't like a font, give an idea as to what sort of font you are looking for. Asking for changes on a graphic means you have to take the initiative to make it easier for the artist to make the right graphic for you. Do not by any means waste an artist's time.

This last set of rules is very important! If you do not treat the artists with respect, you will receive a warning from the staff.

You will have 7 days to collect your completed request before a moderator will PM you a reminder. After another 7 days, if you have not yet collected your graphics(s), the artist may remove the graphic(s) and post it/them in the Up For Grabs section.

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** The "main" Forum Graphic Requests section is only for Junior, Senior, Graduate, and Staff Artists to fill requests for. Member Artists can only fill requests in the Member Requests area, and members cannot fill requests at all.


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Edited by Bear&Fox, 19 March 2014 - 08:30 PM.

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